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>>> the rode to the diet. candidates kick off their official campaigns. people across japan are hearing some familiar sounds through their windows. candidates who want a seat in the lower house of the diet are filing the necessary paper work to launch their campaigns. they have loaded up vans an mounted speakers on them to share their messages with voters. 480 seats are up for grabs in the election later this month. that breaks down to 300 single seats and 180 proportional seats. the democratic party took part in 2009. candidates will outline their view on how to right the japanese economy. they'll outli they're vision for how to supply the country's energy need after the nuclear disaster in fukushima. the official campaign lasts 12 days. voters head to the polls on sunday, december 16th. >>> there's another launch of long rang ballistic miss. >> caller:. there mi missile. north korean officials say the launch will happen between december 10th and 22nd be the rocket will head south. may that he had similar preparations in april. that launch ended in failure. they've given th
with ambassadors from japan and three other countries. south korean foreign ministry officials met separately with envoys from japan, the united states, china, and russia, all members of the six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. details of the meetings haven't been released, but it's believed the five nations discussed ways to convince officials in pyongyang to cancel the launch. south korea plans to send two aegis vessels capable of tracking missiles to the yellow sea to observe the launch. the monitoring will be done in coordination with u.s. forces. defense officials in seoul are also considering raising the country's alerstatus by one notch. japan's self-defense forces are on the alert in advance of this possible missile launch. the maritime sdf vessel carrying pac-3 missile interceptors has left its home port in hiroshima bound for okinawa. the pac-3 surface-to-air missiles are capable of shooting down debris should it come near the ground. the interceptors will be placed at several sites in okinawa. defense ministry officials expect the missile's flight path could take it ov
avoid a recession in q4. >>> and japan's business sentiment sours in the fourth quarter. this reading comes two days before a nationwide vote that suggests it will hand the ldp position a landslide win. >>> we're going to give you all the latest results from the flash december data for the pmi for the eurozone that we're just getting out. the overall, the deposit is a touch stronger for the month of december. the details show the manufacturing weakened slightly and its services strengthened slightly. they are overall still in negative territory. and we're seeing the euro/dollar respond a little bit to the downside. down about 0.01% trying to fight back into flat on the day. 130.75 is the level there. again, the services pmi is at 47.8. compared with the 47 that was expected. it's a five-month high. the manufacturing pmi, 46.1. the manufacturing all told, 46.3. that's a bit under the poll of 46.6. with more on the reaction to these figures, we have rob doddson with us. rob, welcome. it appears ta stronger services may be weaker on the manufacturing relative to expectations, at least, b
japan, for what they have done. if you read the papers recently, you know, that japan suffered a very harsh earthquake and tsunami a while back. and they could have easily said, that we are victims of a national disaster. but, when the country heard that the debris was crossing international lines, all the way to the west coast, and they did not claim victim. they also said, we could help. and that is why we heard the news of japan donating $5 million to help the west coast also deal with the debris. that is a wonderful, wonderful gesture of humanitarian work. and so it is my honor tonight, that i stand here with council general inamata welcoming him and the symbol of his country and knowing the origins of the origami and knowing that we have his blessing and his country's blessing, and working with us to make the world better. and create more peace to create tolerance and acceptance for everyone and that this will always improve the quality of life for everyone on this planet. and so, it is with that, that i welcome mr. inamata and the council general of japan here to say a few words
france's foreign minister calls time. japan's conservative party returns to power crushing its opponents. and the web site which reveals just how heavily london was bombed in world war ii. thank you for joining us. heavily-armed police have evacuated a church where mourners had gathered in at the wake of the u.s. school shooting. president barack obama is preparing to travel to midtown -- to newtown to console the families of the victims that include 20 children. john, what do we actually know right now about this threat? >> i am not sure that i would make all that much of it. i am afraid to say that bomb threats are a way of life in this country when there is a major and national story on. people tend to take it upon themselves to do this kind of thing. nonetheless, this is the catholic church behind me and there was a service going on on sunday morning when the world's media count out outside, including al jazeera english, so people running out looking quite frightened. we're told there was a bomb threat. we have pictures of this. you can see from these pictures the police an
>>> experts at japan's nuclear watchdog conclude a nuclear plant could be sitting on active faults. their assessment may keep the facility offline for the near future. >>> chinese officials fire up their own global positioning system. they say they will use the satellite navigation service for both civilian and military purposes. >>> and businesses at tokyo's famous tsukiji fish market are facing changing times, so they are trying to adapt to stay on the tourist map. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." officials with the nuclear regulation authority found something unsettling you should a plant in northern japan. they say faults underneath it may be active. the discovery could keep the plant offline for an indefinite amount of time. nhk world reports. >> reporter: regulators looked into the ground at this nuclear plant and didn't like what they found. >> translator: we think that active faults exist under the compound and we conclude that there is no evidence to contradict that finding. >> reporter: the plant went online in 2005. the government approved the operators assessment bu
>>> hello and welcome to "worldwide exchange." ross westgate is away. i'm kelly evans. japan's central bank boosts assets by another $120 billion. boj says it will discuss raising its inflation target next month. tech stocks fall in europe after ericsson unveils a swedish crown writout related to its loss chip venture. >>> reports say the intercontinental call is in talks to buy euro next. >>> and vows to continue the current government's battle against japanese territorial claims. >>> japan's central bank has decided to extend its asset purchase program to $120 billion. it will review the bank's stance on price stability next month. abe has been putting pressure on the boj to raise its inflation target to 2% as part of efforts to fight deflation. for more on the fallout or the impact here, let's talk to luca from asia pacific. you look like you're in mourning here, but it sounds like the bank of japan has delivered pretty much what the market was looking for the. >> yes. it was delivered in order to be seen as losing independence after the campaign, very aggressive campaign
a convincing majority. many said they were undecided when voting began in tokyo. >> japan's voters have a lot on their minds. from a struggling economy to the struggle to restore its international status. no single party appears to have all of the answers. part of the problem is the inability of the political parties to excise the voters and the general apathy about any of the choices offered. this is the leader of the democratic party who is likely to win, gaining support from voters who was disillusioned with other choices. the prime minister has seen a dramatic traversal of fortune since he came to power three years ago. >> i want to the democratic party of japan to stay in power in the longer because i still have hope for them. >> i voted for the liberal democrats because they have been in power for a long time and that gives me a sense of security. >> i want to the liberal democrats to take a firm stance on international issues and improve the economy. >> that echoes the opinion of many in japan that the ldp will restore international supremacy. capitalizing on nationalist sentiment, thi
in 2013. >> in the dying days of 2012 it looks like japan pose a new leader has injected a local, at least financially. he's had his first day as the new prime minister. abe has been talking about reviving the economy and investors are still a little more optimistic. the nikkei average has climbed to a 21 month high. that's against the u.s. dollar. good for japanese exporters. a former adviser to the japanese foreign ministry says that abe will have a tough time fixing the economy because a, japan's because of japan's large budget deficit. >> the japanese fiscal cliff will be larger than the one in the united states, because japan's financial burden is considerably heavier than the other developed nations. in order for japan to put its fiscal house in order to, japan is launching a tax hike soon. there's one important condition for japan to do that. that is to observe stable growth by the time the taxes will be raised. this government, it has to be eager to boost its economy so that you can see an uptick of growth in the first half of next year. >> toyota is having its largest ever safety
seconds, here is what else we've got for you, an in japan, again, a landslide win, so, what's the new prime minister going to do about the world's worst debt problem? print more money and stimulate more, too. build more infrastructure. will that work? we have our own resident japan expert. question, is jeff immelt's cozy relationship with the president costing general electric shareholders money? we will be discussing it. and i lost on friday when i questioned "the washington po " post's" claim that the senate would be better with more women. i'm not done debating that. more coming up on this program today. and we want to hear from you as well. send your e-mails to varney@foxbusiness.com and we read them on the air. and we read all of them, by the way. i've got news, clearwire selling itself to sprint for $2.97 a share and sprint raised its offer by 7 cents. some clearwire shareholders wanted and expected more. that stock is down. sprint is up, it's getting what people consider a good deal, at least that's what the market is saying. it's up what, 4 cents, not much. aig selling the re
accident cleared. >>> 5:01. developing news from japan a powerful 7.3 quake hit overnight followed by powerful aftershocks. there are injuries. cornell bernard is live in the newsroom with the latest. cornell this had to be deja vu for many folks. >> reporter: scary reminder no tsunami warnings for us here on the west coast most of japan's north eastern coast has been hit and on high alert rather for a tsunami since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. s
in boosting inflation ultimately. the euro/dollar, 1.3221. so for trading in asia, just how japan, china and the rest have been affected by fiscal cliff news, diedra morris is join onning us with plenty more. hi. >> hey, kelly. it was a bit of a rude awaking. a lot of these indexes were on their way to gains and then we had the fiscal cliff setback. we had news that john boehner's plan b failed. this all turned red and this is where we ended. the nikkei 225 coming back from that huge rally that we have seen over the last five weeks shedding 1%. the exporters hurt here because the dollar/yen was lower. it has regained some ground in the last few hours or so. the kospi shedding about 1%. blame politicians in the u.s. and blame heavyweight samsung. this accounts for some 20% of market value on the kospi index. down 4%. that hurt the broader markets. this is, of course, because eu regulators are poised to excuse samsung of breaking competition rules and filing competition patent lawsuits against samsung. greater chinese markets, shanghai more isolated from global happenings and fiscal cliff
pacific. >>> japan and india launched a new framework to provide bilateral credit in u.s. dollars. the aim is to ease the impact of possible turmoil in the global financial markets on asia. the two countries worked out the details on tuesday. japan's prime minister and his indian counterpart had signed the currency agreement a year ago. under the framework both countries will be able to exchange up to $15 billion over the next three years. the two countries had a similar currency deal in 2008 when the global financial crisis hit asia. recently india's rupe has been sold as many investors pulled their money out of the country in the wake of the european debt crisis. sharp will get funds from qualcomm under a capital and business tie up. the struggling electronics giant said it will get up to $120 million from qualcomm by march of next year. the two firms will also jointly develop new panels at a sharp plant in western japan. sharp is forecasting a record net loss of $5.5 billion for the current fiscal year due to a slump in tv and lc d sectors. the company will receive half the funds this m
1960 onwards, the united states of america recycle 70% of its surpluses to germany and japan. an astonishing number. 70% of the profits in the country were recycled into europe and japan. the marshall plan is a very small part of it. i will not bore you with details. but it was not an act of philanthropy. when they go to washington, it is not a philanthropic act on the pentagon's part to instruct boeing to build. it is pragmatic. the united states federal government -- unless europe is dollarized, unless they do not have dollars to spend purchasing the net exports of those who have surpluses, then they will stop having surplus. this is the surplus recycling mechanism. thus, we have the 20 years of the golden age. the 1950's and the 1960's. a period of immense stability very low inflation. universal growth. we had other problems. the lease from the macroeconomic point of view, it was a golden age. why did it end? because the global surplus of recycling mechanism could no longer be sustained. why? because the united states stopped having a surplus by the end of the 1960's. how
. >>> and japan's finance minister is saying other companies have no right to lecture japan on its currency policy instead calling for the u.s. to seek a strong dollar. >>> okay. welcome back to "worldwide exchange" this morning. let's take a quick check on trade as we close out the last full trading week of the year. not even a full week, but just one of the last trading weeks of the year. >> monday seems so far away. >> it's just kind of sticking out there, the 24th and 31st. european markets were closed for boxing day week. got back into trade yesterday. sort of a mixed bag across the board. u.s. markets were weaker and this morning europe is following the u.s. down that path. the ftse just a little bit lower. the xetra dax down by .1%. the cac 40 which was one of the strong performers yesterday giving up some of its gains. the ibex 35 underperforming. >> the penny stock not worth a whole lot so you have to take that into consideration. but yeah, drifting lower on the bond markets. today we have this italian debt auction which would be interesting. we've got rome offering somewhere in 2 to 3 bi
kurdish town is still trying to identify the scores of people who died. to japan now, where the authorities are trying to figure out how tunnel collapsed on sunday, killing at least nine people. huge concrete slabs in the tunnel smashed on to cars. that started a fire on the main route from tokyo to central japan. we report now on that story. >> only this morning, the mangled wreckage of three vehicles was brought -- early this morning, the mangled wreckage of three vehicles was brought from the tunnel. last came a small delivery truck. the driver had been trapped, but alive. by the time rescuers got to him, he was dead. the collapsed tunnel lies deep in the mountains of central japan, just to the north of mount fuji. it is part of the expressway that links tokyo to central and western japan. the tunnel itself is nearly 5 kilometers or 3 miles long. engineers are trying to work out what went wrong. what caused the huge concrete ceiling segments to suddenly give away and crashed to the road below 0-- and crash to the road below? and why had the tunnel past the city in best --
japanese immigration to brazil accelerated llowing world war ii. the devastation suffered by japan sent a wave of immignts looking for new opportunities outside their country. sao paulo was a popular destination. ttoday, sao paulo boasts ighbthe largest pulation of japanese ople and their descendants outside of japan. but do peoe here considermselves toe azilian orapanese? translator: el more brazilian an japanese. eu também. anslator: me, too. interviewer: por que? translator: because i was born here, live here. i've never been to japan. translator: more japanese, but also brazilian, because my children and grandcldren are all brazilian. but when japan and brazil play against each other, i cheer for the japanese-- my children, for brazil. ( speaking portuguese, laughing ) kingore ) translator: ( speaking portuguese, i was born in japan, but now i'veeen in bl fomanyea. i'm now brazilia narrator: by 1960, when this wave of immigration had slowed, the city, bulging at its seams, boasted 13 million residents. and then yet another group of immigrants began to pour in. ( children shouting )
says the shift to the right in japan is a worrying development. >> we think the much more pressing issues that japan must show sincerity. we need to improve relations between the two countries. >> the first full news conference, he was sticking firmly to the same hard line on these countries all the way to japan. >> but the islands are inherently japan's territory. we own and control them under international law. there is no room for negotiation on this point. >> they also address the record low turnout at the election which she put down to a decision and others blame and voter apathy. especially among the younger generation facing a return to the party that has dominated politics for 50 years. their parents grew up knowing no other government. they are facing rule under the same period for the young in japan, it is a return to the old normal. >> the politicians are always doing something up there. they are not really listening to ross. >> it is becoming like the elections are just for old people. >> the list of the number prime minister's get longer and naming them is becoming a b
theaters reaching extraordinarily diverse audiences. from here to japan, his acclaimed sisters, maximoto premiered in 2005. in the last couple years he worked with camposanto on a fist of roses on male violence and an orchestral composition. many of his plays are collected in month more cherry blossoms published by washington press. among his awards are the civil liberties public education fund and lila wallace reader's digest award. phillip is also a respected independent film maker whose film recently premiered at sundance, but we're here to talk about his upcoming production, after the war. a jazz-infused drama set in post-war san francisco japan town in 1948 which chronicles the return of japanese americans into the internment -- from the internment camp. sharing this evening is chloe veltman. chloe was born in london and received a master's degree with distinction in conjunction with harvard university and the moscow art theater school. she has worked as a staff reporter for the daily telegraph and is a freelance writer, her articles appearing on both sides of the atlantic. she is t
s a tsunami warning in japan, still recovering from the disaster 20 months ago. >> new hope for people who feared the flood waters in the neighborhood. >> delays expected on metro this weekend. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine. good morning. happy friday. i am pamela brown in today or cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui. >> it is better than yesterday morning. that is the good news. the bad news is that the clouds are back. we had some spotty showers out there. they are all very light. they are not in the metro. there is a chance we will see them in the mid to late morning hours. they return again. we will have a lot of ups and downs. we're talking about ups andwe have lots of clouds. today, not so much tomorrow, but into the rest of the weekend, on and off showers. a lot of back-and-forth. our express forecast -- cloudy with a spring shower at 9:00, cloudy skies at noon, and a chance of showers
to cross the sticks and die because i have no money. so, six months for currency in japan. cost of six bucks. i have no money so see you later. hey! so go to this. go to the east. [birds chirping] any way i'm safe as long as i still with birds. okay. wow. what's that coming towards me. okay. i should grab it. a kind of pole. hey, hey! i'm safe. so, any way, let's get to the - got to get out of here. go. get out of here. where am i? whoa this morning the sunrise is very beautiful. that mountain. i'm still in japan. wow i'm lucky. and there's a place to the temple gate. oh, it's my neighborhood. very lucky. so, where is the five story building. there's the point and this is the main hall and there it is. i'm on the top of the story, tabernacle. i'm in trouble. how am i going to get down. what's that? where? on the top of the temple? it's a bird. no. i don't think so. i think it's a man. [laughing] no one could climb up - climb - up. [singing] something is happening in the temple. whoa what's that. i think it's a performer. i think it's a man. man! what's he doing up there? i don't know
birth rate similar to what japan experienced. are we headed that way. keith fitz-gerald, a resident of both countries, america and japan, we'll get his assessment on that. and please, we want to hear from you, e-mail us at varney@foxbusiness.com. tell us exactly what you think and what we talk about. monday morning, seven early movers, apple s rolling the iphone five out worldwide and hits china december 14th. 50 countries will get it and the stock is almost back to 600. dell, goldman sachs upgrade today a buy from a cell. $13 is the price target. it is up today. myriad genetics, the supreme court agrees to hear a case whether genes could be patented. if so, a boost for the company. if you can patent them up goes the stock, but today it's down. delta airlines is in talks to buy 49% of virgin airlines from singapore airlines. and maker of the ugg boots, they're out with positive comments on the stock, sets a $65 price target and it's at 41 and rising. and some soamazon, billions ord on-line. and disappointing results for the well in the gulf of mexico, down it goes. t dow industrial
. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55 hawaii time marking the moment the bombing began. national guard aircraft will fly overhead in the missing man formation as well. >>> and here in the bay area. one of the most visible pearl harbor is the annual lighting of the beacon. survivors of the attack will gather there this afternoon for the annual ceremony. the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. there are not a lot left, though, sadly after all those years. >>> it4:52, the going the extra mile. the unique way one bay area city is luring in shoppers. >>> and why dozens of television channels suddenly went dark in the bay area. >>> and it's santa's busy time but that doesn't mean he can't take a minute to bust a move. we're dancing with santa when we come back. ,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. max's mom uses it on soft surfaces. it freshens, doesn't stain, and unlike febreze, it's approved
and the earthquake and tsunami in japan and last year, and during hurricane katrina we tributed one mill object pounds of food aid. [ applause ] >> and all of that is coming from the lgbt and friends community. so we work as ambassadors for our community and we help change people's minds and hearts about who we are and what we care about. besides providing humanitarian aid, we try to inspire hope in all of our projects and we have found that hope is really just as important as aid, if not more so. and we have worked with a lot of communities in desperate situations arounded world and we found that providing a little bit of humanitarian aid and a lot of courage and hope it is amazing that people in desperate circumstances can do to improve theirs life. so seven years ago we really have a feeling that in the united states, we really need to increase our hope also. and we decided to do that by creating a global art project, the world, tree of hope. and what you see behind you is a live, 23-foot christmas tree and it is covered with 10,000 pieces of oragami and most of it is white cranes and all of
to power after winning a landslide victory in their parliamentary election. they had ruled japan for 50 years before they were expelled. their forecast to win two- thirds of seats in parliament. >> as the results come in, japanese politics are shifting to the right, bringing this man, a former prime minister, back into the spotlight. expected to become his country's eighth prime minister in five years, the conservative party is predicted to take two- thirds of the seats in the lower house. >> we came back to the party. also, i am at a point of the old party with a tradition. >> for many voters across the japan, it was the state of the economy that influenced them. >> restoring the economy is the most important issue. the ldp can be trusted to do that. >> this woman also voted ldp. this country must -- >> this country must stand up for itself and be strong. >> this election is a dramatic defeat for the prime minister, who announced his resignation with his democratic party of japan likely to lose two-thirds of their seats. emerging as a major force in national politics, the outspoken nat
between the kurds centers on land and oil rights. now to japan where the prime minister designate is taking a tough line after his victory at the polls saying there can be no compromise over the island is at the center of dispute with china. china has reacted with alarm. beijing declared itself "ready to work with japan" and they expressed disquiet. >> the former prime minister vowed to put the japanese economy back on track after years of deflation made worse by a soaring currency that has squeezed japanese exporters. >> a landslide victory for the conservative ldp party. voters are putting their trust in his promise to get the economy back on track. >> the mission we have been given is to beat inflation and deal with the high yen and wall dealing with the economy and working to create more jobs. >> many voters were critical over the handling of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. they say it was last eight support rather than a rejection of the outgoing premier. >> politics is all about the results. we have to take responsibility. the cause of this major d
phone, smartphone. >>> developing news from japan this morning. tsunami warnings lifted now for the country after magnitude 7.3 quake hit overnight the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan near the miyagi prefecture. shaking could be felt across most of the country. video of the shaking in tokyo as it happened this is the news agency where lights swayed in the office building, terrified workers held on to desks. in japan they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get marri
totalitarian culture in japan where a fascination await anyone who questioned the destiny of japan to all of asia, the remaining democracies in europe lacked the will to stop even the weakest of aggressors. when mussolini successfully crushed ethiopia, and none of the league of nations states oppose them, that's higher -- it was already dead. this of course was long before hitler invaded poland. a world war ii let me only but they say that what saved the world in our view was that the progressive liberal, new deal government of franklin d. roosevelt, most likely out of sheer desperation unleashed a productive power of free market capitalism to bury the acid towers in a tsunami of tanks, planes, and ships. anyone who's read my my books knows the statistics of pink slime just not far from where i teach, a tank was built from scratch in four and a half hours. henry kaiser's shipyard churned out a liberty ship in a record four and a half days. that's faster than most of my students can write one of their semester papers. this undergirded american military strategy of using weapons and technol
morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake we have felt in tokyo this year. to give you an idea of the intensity, in japan, they have a one to seven scale. this was about a five. it's a very strong quake, felt all the way out here. the big concern right now is the possibility of a tsunami along the northeast coast of japan. that is the same area that was devastated last year during 2011. right now, we have not seen any reports of tsunami waves just yet. the meteorological agency here has forecast waves about three feet high to hit the miyagi prefecture. we've not gotten any reports of a tsunami. but all of those cities along th
people telling stories about san francisco's japan town, i began to come across this whole theme of during the internment camps japanese americans were interned. in this vacuum in japan town, there was the fillmore district with african americans and a variety of other people and they moved into the community. and then japanese americans get out of camp and they come back to their neighborhood that has been populated and made into a different life and different world and what happens when those two communities overlap and intersect? whose place is it, whose home is it? who is an american? how do we sort of coexist in this post war period where the people from that community are by and large marginalized, yet you have this whole kind of other thing happening where it's -- the war has been won, this is like new things, television is happening, advertising, this whole advertising thing is happening. so you have these marginalized peoples and what happens, is it possible to develop a kind of at that moment a cross-cultural community? is it possible to have kind of a multi cultural co
>>> breaking right now, a major earthquake hits japan. >> a tsunami warning issued. severe shaking in the same area that was devastated by that tsunami back in 2011. we are live in tokyo with the very latest. >>> we get a critical snapshot of the economy this morning. when we'll learn if hurricane sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible crash. a jewelry store gets a drive-through. an employee inches from a very different outcome. >>> and 24/7? is round-the-clock shopping the next trend in holiday retailing? one megadepartment store is betting on it. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake
. erbe will be a clear win in japan. however big will the lead be and what influence tell have on the bank of japan. dollar and yen pressured by more q.e. talk. and aussillar three-month high. the prospect of q.e. boosting commodityets. canadian doing well. firm at 1.6122. we have more on the asian trading day out of singapore. >> reporter: hi, thank you, ross. most asian markets finished on a bright note. the shanghai composite recouped morning losses in positive territory. property stocks turned higher in the afternoon. stocks also rallied while investors await beijing's detailed plan on urban development. strengthening main line blue chips pushed the hang seng to a 16-month high. developers, industrials, and gaming stocks among the top gamers today. >>> in japan the country's october machinery orders not rebounding as strongly as expected. investors were still in the buying mood ahead of this sunday's election. the nikkei ended near an eight-month closing high with exporters rallying on the weaker yen. south korea's kospi gained ground despite north korea's rocket launch. au
earthquake rocks japan. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned. >> the u.s. considers military force to stop the violence in syria. >> reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill calling for the president to get tough with the the dictator. >> a dismal unemployment report,. >> most economists predict 80,000 jobs were added in september. >> local fishermen furious after a crab scab crossing their picket line. >> it's going to have to be. we weren't going to come back without her. >> a miracle in the mountains, the family of a woman stranded for six nights in the sierra shares her incredible story of survival. >> my sister may be little but she's mighty. she loves life. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. and i'm frank mallicoat. >>> good morning everyone, it's friday december 7th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a 7.3 earthquake struck today near japan. >> it was centered off the northeastern coast. several people have been injured. cate cauguiran is in the news
that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newscast and wasn't able to get ahold of my family. i'm happy this time around that everyone is okay. >> okay, cate thankings. >>> it is 6:02, a cold ask foggy start to the morning. let's look at weather and traffic. >> lawrence karnow with our weekend forecast. >>> and the weekend is looking good. it is chilly out there. fog developing, dense fog in some of the valleys down to a quarter mile. and down to a mile in s&l rose and livermore. -- santa rosa and livermore. last weekend very very stormy. this weekend just the sit. clear over the bays but those temperatures are chilly in spots. grab your jacket if you're headed out the door. 37 degre
.3 earthquake strikes japan's northeast coast. tsunami warnings have been issued. job growth in the u.s. are expected to have slowed significantly in november as hurricane sandy battered the economy. and euro hits a session low, 0.4% as problems in europe's periphery continue to weigh. a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck across japan's northeastern coast. the quake rocked buildings as far as tokyo according to reports. u.s. geological survey said there was no threat in the wider pacific ocean. the yen has been rising to a session high before we got details of that. and right now, you can see dollar-yen at 82.39. 82.17 before that happened. some safe haven in-flows into japanese currency. if there was going to be a wave in terms of tsunami that was going to hit, it would have happened around five, six minutes ago and she had yet to see any specific drop or change in the sea level. so we'll hope that that continues on that particular way. atomic power says no irregularities seen at its nuclear plant. operations are normal after the quake. so we'll keep our eyes on that. and w
for you coming up. >>> a tsunami hits the coast of japan after a strong earthquake. how that warning stands right now. >>> we're live in san jose where a fire broke out at two popular restaurants. we'll tell you how bad the damage is. >>> plus 71 years since the attack on pearl harbor. the historic structure coming back to life today in honor of that deadly attack. all ahead on the ktvu morning news. >>> good morning, to you am brand new day a pam cook day it's a friday it is december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. we get to sleep in tomorrow. that is nice. and look who is here rosemary orozco is in for steve. i hear we are going to get maybe some sun this weekend? >> yes we are looking really good. maybe for golf and holiday shopping. i would say make your plans. we want to be outdoors this weekend. it will be dry. our temperatures will be above average for december. and today the last business day of the week i should say not bad at all. we have mild conditions for your afternoon. this morning a little bit of patchy fog an
live to japan straight ahead. >>> plus talk about your deadlines. today we are seven days from congress going on holiday and 25 days from plunging off the edge of the fiscal cliff. >>> the "new york post" photographer who took the picture of the man in the subway tracks before he was hit sits down to tell his side of the story. we'll hear from him this hour on cnn. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking new's massive earthquake in japan. it happened off the coast of japan, about 300 miles northeast of tokyo you can see on the tower cam that we are going to buildings swayed for several minutes there. let's go to alex zolbert live in tokyo what can you tell us? >> this happened friday evening b an hour and a half ago. an unnerving scene. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. as we understand it, this came along the same fault line that triggered that massive tsunami in march of 2011. we have been watching all the local stations, trying to gather all the information we can. here's what we know at this point in
at this is basically something that you can ride along and freeload and let america and canada and japan handled? >> steve, your question -- >> i'm and freeload, by the way. >> that by the way is how the chinese would describe any relationship between japan and america. the interesting aspect of all these conflicts is that as india and china and india and china have a proximate geographically, but we've never been neighbors. >> right. >> in order to be neighbors you either have to love each other or hate each other. we have done neither. in fact, in 1962 during the first strategic conflict, between these two, you have to understand, it's hard to understand why we are not neighbors. [inaudible] in terms of inaccessible. but the positions, the lines, the strategies, the lines, what would they resonate to? the positions that are taken by postcolonial nations is that we will not be bound by decisions made by colonial powers. one, or in china's case, that we had to abandon our national positions. and now that we are strong, we need to resurrect them. right or wrong is not, that is very little to do w
, it's a karaoke and cocktail lounge in the japan town mall. this permit application would allow them to have karaoke performances, this is a venue that has one stage so this is not a venue with multiple room karaoke and the granting of this permit would allow them to come into compliance, please don't hold it against them that they operated before without a permit once it came to their attention that they needed one, they came right in and have been cooperative throughout the application process, they've done extensive outreach to their neighboring businesses and even to the residents across the street which is not super necessary since it's in a mall and their entrance faces the interior of the space, there have been no communication tos the commission of opposition and sfpd northern station recommends approval of the application as well. . inger good evening, i'm not masae matsumoto, masae is my wife and she has asked me to speak on her behalf this evening. i hope that's okay. >> that's great. >> if there are any questions, thank you for hearing our application. there's a descripti
revenue for the government. >> well, a lot of people worry about the many years that japan has been in a slow growth environment, but they've kept interest rates very low in japan, but the problem is, government is too big. that's why japan has not been able to start growing again. and this is the path that the u.s. is certainly on if we don't change that dynamic. >> paul: kim, is there any recognition about this in washington or is it all -- i mean, do you hear any of this discussion or do they really believe, certainly, the white house and the treasury, that tax rates like this don't matter, at that ultimately-- >> no, they do to a degree. if you talk to the officials iran up, come on, so we're going to raise the rates, what is fascinating to put it in the bigger context of the debate about tax revenue, the economists have the static view, you've got x-amounts of capital gains income and you get 20% more tax revenue. >> you don't, because people decide to shelter it. they do their transactions the year before, when the amount is less. and so, all of these numbers that the white ho
. >> [laughter]. >> one of the things the book has done is opened their eyes to japan and japanese culture which is new to a lot of them. what are some of the more important aspects of japanese culture that you would want us to take away reading this book? we are fixated on figuring out who the samurai is we have ideas and we are trying to deconstruct the attributes of a samurai. in your opinion what would be useful for us to think about or focus on as we finish the book. we are a third of the way through it. >> one of those kind of questions [laughter]. i will tell you about an e mail i got this entire high school on the east coast is reading the samurai's garden. i started to get 30 e mails. they discovered through the website an e mail which would come directly tow me. i started to figure it out when all the questions were the same. they -- it was the questions which they had to write their essay on. one young woman wrote me and said, i don't know if i have time to read the book can you tell me who the samurai is and where the garredin is? [laughter]. i thought these kids are going to be oka
strong quake that went on for about 90 seconds. >> major earthquake rocks northeast japan. >> the quake measured 7.3, centered in the pacific ocean. >> in the same area that suffered severe damage from a powerful quake and tsunami last year. >> the quake shook buildings as far as tokyo. >> fortunately, no major damage or injuries. >>> this morning the labor department says 146,000 jobs were added in november and unemployment fell to 7.7%. >> hurricane sandy did not have an impact on these numbers. clearly, you do have an improving situation here. >> the message we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. >> we've only got 25 days until the fiscal cliff. >> according to "new york times," house speaker john ba boehner has asked democratic leaders to step aside so he and the president can negotiate a deal one on one, and no one is objecting. >>> the crisis in egypt remains volatile, with massive anti-government rallies planned today. >>> heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow in the california sierra nevada mountains. >>> shoppers at a s
some gross domestic problems. japan's gdp has contracted two quarters in a row, signaling it has entered recession. a recent territorial dispute with the chinese government and struggles following last year's tsunami continue to hurt japan's export market. an election next week in japan could have a large effect on fiscal policy. reports say delta is close to landing a deal that will give the airline a 49% stake in virgin atlantic. bloomberg reports talks between delta and singapore airlines, which is looking to sell its stake in virgin, are advancing. the deal is estimated to cost between $300 and $500 million. it could mean a step up for delta's business, due to virgin atlantic's high volume of premium passengers. apple and google reportedly are forming a rather odd alliance. the two rivals are making a joint bid for a bundle of kodak patents. according to bloomberg news, the combined bid is $500 million. kodak could get an $830 million loan to get out of bankruptcy by selling its patents. holiday hiring is on track to set a record this year. retailers have added more than 619,
they've had a street party to celebrate. from its launch pad, the rocket shot past stock. and japan. both countries worry they could be -- shot past south korea and japan. both countries worry they could be targets. we were invited to visit. taken past empty fields, the first attempt at firing a rocket. the one we saw exploded minutes after takeoff. it was an embarrassing failure for the new leader, kim jong un. not yet 30 years old, he is the third generation of his family to rule. some hoped he would been our reformer. he is acquiring missiles and nuclear bombs. not feeding his people but trying to make them feel proud of their nation is strong with weapons powerful enough to deter any enemy. >> the united kingdom condemns this launch. it is a breach of resolutions, because it involves the use of ballistic missile technology, so we are summoning the north the nextbassador arabout step. >> no. 3 of's ambassador headed to london for stern warnings, -- north korea's ambassador headed to london for stern warnings. it is already isolated. its main ally, china, is unlikely to let you in
developed country. in 2011, 9100 gun related murders and compare that to japan who had just 11. first off hand gun ownership in japan illegal. and the only time of gun you can own is a shotgun, the process to buy one, more than complicated, you have to pass tests and a shooting range class and a mental and drug test, then you have to pass a back ground check and not only do you have to lock and store your gun, you have to tell the police exactly where in your home that gun will be stored at all times and they are going to check. i am grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>> bay area schools have seen their share of violence. the school district has been beefing ufsecurity over the -- up security over the last few years. that is considered a model for how to protect students. >> one of the things that the school does is it is gated all the way around. access is limited. >> the school has 5 communities safety officers a local police officer and students and staffers have to wear photo i.d. six months ago 600 security cameras were installed. a third of the schools have already been updated. the day aft
their short stop becomes. he has arrived from japan and the a's fill a void at short stop. they get a new deal and he is an eight-time allstar in japan. career 3 hoses -- 300 hitter there. he spent all night working on his english. >> i also want to do funny dance. >> first and foremost i think his bat is what he is known for in japan, and he has won some awards with his glove as well. the more we got into this yondz the scouting reports the more we felt like this was a great fit for us. >> he wants to do the bernie dance. abc sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> he can play and he has great personality. >> he says call me hero. >> i say that too, but nobody does. >> he is trying. thank you, larry. >>> well, when we come back, we will have an update did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinne
their if you hero. they hope that's what their short stop becomes. he has arrived from japan and the a's fill a void at short stop. they get a new deal and he is an eight-time allstar in japan. career 3 hoses -- 300 hitter there. he spent all night working on his english. >> i also want to do funny dance. >> first and foremost i think his bat is what he is known for in japan, and he has won some awards with his glove as well. the more we got into this yondz the scouting reports the more we felt like this was a great fit for us. >> he wants to do the bernie dance. abc sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> he can play and he has great personality. >> he says call me hero. >> i say that too, but nobody does. >> he is trying. thank you, larry. >>> well, when we come back, we will have an update on [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcoholic, festive like champagne, and tastes great! martinelli's: since 1868. classes will resume at san jose city college after police lock down the campus for about
of "thunderbirds," has died at the age of 83. japan's new prime minister, shinzo abe, has named his cabinet. on foreign policy, he emphasized the importance of japan posting relationship with united states. relationship with united states. >> i spoke to president obama on the telephone the other day. we have agreed to work to rebuild our relationship. i acknowledge before stepping reinforcing our relations with the u.s. is our priority. as prime minister, i must protect our citizens lives with determination. right now, are fearful -- airforce are protecting our sea and sky around the island. japan's security is not someone else's program. it is the crisis we have on our hands. >> this is "bbc world news." mohamad morsi has welcomed the vote in favor of a new constitution and he has called on those who opposed it to join in a national dialogue. another army massacre in syria as another person the facts. seeing the army has deviated from protecting the nation. a fire has destroyed a fireworks or house in nigeria. it killed at least one person and injured many more. it quickly spread to other
strug off the coast of japan. a tsunami warning has been issued. i know it was felt very strongly there, alex. what can you tell us? >> well, atika, you mentioned some of the details. we were sitting in the office here in our bureau in tokyo, up on the ninth floor of this building. it's hard to describe, you can't really describe the feeling until you're into it. the one thing that grips me, i'm relatively new to living here in japan is the noise more than everything. everything basically shaking violently, our filing cabinets shaking. here's what i can tell you. you mentioned the 7.3 earthquake. a few other details just coming in. there are advisories -- pardon me, i'm looking off my notes. there are advisories for japan, but the pacific tsunami warning center has not issued a further alert beyond that. right now they're keeping it just to japan. we are hearing reports of possibly as much as a two-meter high tsunami warning in miagi prefecture. this is along the same fault lines, right where this happened in march of last year, the march 11th earthquake and tsunami that we all know ver
at this headline. a land without guns. how japan has virtually eliminated shootings. in part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year. i understand -- oh, we can't do that here! >> there are too many guns out to there to confiscate. >> stephanie: a friend of mine said bad people are always going to get -- [ buzzer ] where are the guns in japan? >> every country has bad people. every country has sociopaths. every country has people that want to kill other people. >> stephanie: the president's right. we can't tolerate we have more freedom. really? this is the price of freedom? how many zillion times more than the next country? >> kids get killed in elementary school? >> stephanie: in first grade. >> gun people have their rights so that kids can have their rights and lives taken away. >> stephanie: i'm just saying -- i'm not saying we're going to ban all guns like japan but do you think there's some connection that there's two deaths a year in japan from guns.
japan in the east china sea, cybersecurity and international diplomacy. this is an hour, ten minutes. >> welcome back, everybody. this session for miscalculation, china and the rise of confusion or confucianism. i'd like to hand over to steve clemens who's moderating this session. .. >> thank you all for joining us. when i was thinking about the title today and thinking about our panel, it occurred to me, and i went online to find a chinese event that is being held right now looking at u.s. grand strategy, canada, japan and india. there are no canadian, japanese americans or canadians on china's panel. don't have any chinese with us today but we should have a lot of fun discussing that our national strategies but involving in the asian pacific region and with china but i want to acknowledge that that voice wasn't with us today. that might give us more room to run. because we don't have a chinese voice on face, some years ago going to china and than the equivalent of the policy planning director and i said finally i can ask china but its grand strategy is. this is about 2004. and i sa
of japan after a strong earthquake. how that warning stands right now. >>> and more financial hardship expected for city college of san francisco. we'll tell you why and how students will be effected. >>> plus locked out of the battle over the fiscal cliff. why california congresswoman nancy pelosi and other leaders are not being allowed to negotiate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with weather and traffic. weather rosemary orozco is in for steve. >> fair weather in the forecast. lasting through the weekend. hopefully that brings a smile to your face. tgif to you. we're off to a chilly start this morning. mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. temperatures running warm for december and it will be a trend we see for your weekend. i'll have details on this coming up in a moment. good morning, tara. >>> good morning, rosemary. here's a look at traffic through 880. the headlights are southbound as you make your way towar
, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >
. >> you like japan, yes or no. >> i love japan. >> i like cliff naturals i like the least because of the debt. >> summed it. charles you better deliver on the picks. happy new year . david asbin and forbes on fox is here right now. >> just about everybody is trying to stop the tax cuts from expiring. but billions in subidies for wind energy should be expiring. could they be right or will they blow up energy prices. we'll go in focus with steve bor bes and bill and morgan. is it paying off? >> no, it is 18 times that of nuclear energy. ronald reagan was right. thest thing to immortality is a government program. politicians are labeled with hot wind and we label the section gone with the wind. >> we have sending sib sidies in '92, has it been worth it. >> we are early inlet process. we have subsidized oil and coal and gas. we have done them from darn near a century. these don't look so bad. like it or not, the majority of americans believe that global warming is an issue. we need to develop clear energy sources. fossil fuels may be a difficult problem. we are subsidizing thingings.
, including japan. >> yes. >> rose: and how influential was that? >> it was life changing. life changing. >> rose: life changing. >> yeah. i had a small stint teaching english in japan and i promised myself i'd go back to japan to do it right and to absorb the food culture and to stay there almost a year. it changed the way i viewed food. food didn't have to be good just for the fine dining level and that was one of the misconceptions that i had about food that you could only eat well in fine dining restaurants in new york, for instance. and in japan from cheap restaurants to very fancy chai secchi restaurants everything was cooked with so much passion, a very ingredient driven and it was good. everyone cared about food. it was a cherished thing. >> rose: they love food in japan and they practice the art of cooking to a high level. >> rose: it's amazing. people that travel japan need to stay there longer than a week. they need go there for at least three weeks and soak up tokyo and other cities, osaka and tokyo. there's a lot to learn, particularly about food. >> rose: one of the things
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